Hello, stampers and happy Thursday! Time for a new Inspired By challenge...isn't this a cute one? So clever!
And here's the optional sketch to use..or not!
All the makin's for some fun snowman goodies! I went in a bit of a different direction, however; I found out earlier in the week that my cousin Michael lost his battle with a rare form of cancer. We found out only weeks ago that it was terminal, but it was still a shock when we got the news. Our grandfather started a florist business back in the 1920s; his son, my uncle Kenny, took over it and then Michael after my uncle went into semi-retirement. Now Michael's brother Brian is running the business. Why am I telling you all of this? Going to the "greenhouse" and its particularly wonderful smell, is a part of my childhood that is very special to me, especially at Christmas. There would be hundreds of poinsettias and other amazing holiday creations (along with that wonderful smell), and so I thought it would be fitting to use poinsettias on a sympathy card for Michael's family. I chose to pull the Seaside Spray and Basic Gray from the challenge photo for my colors:
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Itty Bitty Greetings, Poinsettia Petals, Scripture Collection 2 (Our Daily Bread Designs)|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Basic Gray DSP (ret)|
|Ink||Seaside Spray, Memento Black|
|Accessories||Silver Metallic Pearls, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon, Dimensionals|
|Tools||Big Shot, Pinewood Planks EF, Poinsettia Dies|